Monday, March 15, 2010

SSSC 60 { Here for Cheep Talk}

Welcome to another Sweet Sunday Sketch! I had a lot of fun with this one as I actually came up with an idea a bit different to the regular DSP and embellishments, not that there is anything wrong with that!! I have used a brayer to separate light and dark colours for the 2 panels, and used the branch and sentiment as the perpendicular panel. (wow, that was a BIG word for 7am!!) BUT, I still put the 3 flowers in to follow the sketch! There are actually 3 colours brayered into the background, to help them blend nicely. I was going for a 'breaking dawn' look. I had a really tricky time leaving this card un-embellished! I had a little silver clip with lilac ribbon on the top LHS, but it didn't look right, it looked as though i was just sticking something there to take up space, which I was! So off it came.

And a close up of this gorgeous little birdie contemplating life (and his pear :)

Stamps - Cheep Talk, Curvy Verses
Cardstock - Whisper White Gloss, Lovely Lilac, Basic Black
Ink - Staz-On Black, pink pirouette, almost amethyst, lovely lilac, summer sun, pumpkin pie
Accessories & Tools - Brayer, dimensionals, SAMJ
All materials Stampin' Up! unless noted
Lee x


Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Ooohh Lulla!!!! This is GORGEOUS!!!! The little flowers are perfect and dare I say well worth the "operation" process!!! PERFECT.
My head is still boggling over all the different techniques you've used on this here card, ones I've never attempted..hahaha.


xx Sar

Kristin said...

absolutely stunning Lee. it is gorgeous!

Fiona Harrison said...

Stalking you back!! That is absolutely gorgeous, very creative. Love the background, and it is very 'dawn-ish'.
Great job,
Fi xox

Natasha said...


Fiona Harrison said...

Oh, I'm so sad that you're not coming to Convention, so wanted to catch up with you.Maybe another time. Hope your goodies arrive soon,
Fi x

Karen Giron said...

OH...MY...GOODNESS!!! I'm just blown away by your creativity!! The brayered background is fabulous and using the branch and sentiment for that little tiny layer is brilliant! AND, I do think you should get bonus points for using "perpendicular" so early in the morning :D

Larissa Barrett said...

Wow. What a stunning card Lee! The brayer work is so precise and gives a beautiful effect : )

Michelle-Jersey Girl said...

Wow...beautiful card! I have never used a brayer...wouldn't even know where to start, but you did a fantastic job! TFS

Fiona Harrison said...

Hi Lee,
I can't believe it, you're right, must be my lucky day! Was dumb struck to win both challenges. Thank you, Mr Random Number Generator. Still think your brayering deserved to win.
better put up a new post on my blog.
Fi xox